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#1 Jun 17 2010 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3179972

Not a bad read.

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Mr. Tanaka noted that content updates would be released to players every 3 months or so, similar to the current Final Fantasy XI update schedule


Meh should be more frequent.
#2 Jun 17 2010 at 7:03 PM Rating: Default
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Very nice read.

I'm assuming companies are like "linkshells" maybe just on a smaller scale?
#3 Jun 17 2010 at 7:10 PM Rating: Excellent
Three months sounds about right. Content additions take time to produce. Sure, an MMO developer with the resources of SE could push out updates every month, but they'd all be unpolished ****. The idea is that every three months they add content that takes the "average" gamer another 2-3 months to work their way through, not keep lobbing out crap content to keep the ADHD crowd amused.
#4 Jun 17 2010 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm assuming companies are like "linkshells" maybe just on a smaller scale?


I remember reading an interview that said that linkshells would make a comeback, but Companies would be larger and formed for specific reasons. Instead of Dynamis Linkshells, they would be Dynamis Companies, and linkshells would just be a way for groups of friends to chat.
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#5 Jun 17 2010 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Mictam wrote:
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I'm assuming companies are like "linkshells" maybe just on a smaller scale?


I remember reading an interview that said that linkshells would make a comeback, but Companies would be larger and formed for specific reasons. Instead of Dynamis Linkshells, they would be Dynamis Companies, and linkshells would just be a way for groups of friends to chat.


Where did you read that? I don't recall reading anything even remotely similar to that.
#6 Jun 17 2010 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
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runway wrote:
Very nice read.

I'm assuming companies are like "linkshells" maybe just on a smaller scale?

I think in another interview Tanaka made it seem like companies are actually going to be on a larger scale. ^^
#7 Jun 17 2010 at 8:21 PM Rating: Good
Mictam wrote:
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I'm assuming companies are like "linkshells" maybe just on a smaller scale?


I remember reading an interview that said that linkshells would make a comeback, but Companies would be larger and formed for specific reasons. Instead of Dynamis Linkshells, they would be Dynamis Companies, and linkshells would just be a way for groups of friends to chat.


This. They have stated that Linkshells will be in FF XIV, but they will also have higher linkshells called companies.

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Q. Do you intend to have things like guilds and guild banks for people to share?

A. For FFXI there was Linkshells and for FFXIV we will have Linkshells as well along with something like a higher level Linkshell system called a Company. In this Company, things you do will affect things you own in the game. Also, larger Companies will be able to have something like a community website that is more personallized that will display stats. There will be more information about this Company later on in development.


http://www.ffxivcore.com/
#8 Jun 17 2010 at 8:24 PM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Aurelius wrote:
Three months sounds about right. Content additions take time to produce. Sure, an MMO developer with the resources of SE could push out updates every month, but they'd all be unpolished sh*t. The idea is that every three months they add content that takes the "average" gamer another 2-3 months to work their way through, not keep lobbing out crap content to keep the ADHD crowd amused.


This, this, a thousand times this. Except maybe more this.

If a game NEEDS updates every three months just to keep people occupied/entertained, then the game as a whole is flawed. I'm not saying they need to update LESS frequently (3 months is fine to me) but if 3 months worth of update "bores" everyone after 2 weeks... either the players need to be less ADHD about it or the game is flawed.

A good game should -have- updates, but it shouldn't -rely- on them to keep players interested.

It's a brand new game. I don't care how long it is going to take them before "adding more" to a game that will already take plenty of time to fully experience right out of the box. For the first year or two, I only care about bug and glitch fixes, really. No reason to worry about "What new stuff they're adding" until after you've exhausted everything that the game has to offer IMO.
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#9 Jun 17 2010 at 8:52 PM Rating: Good
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Tenfooterten wrote:
Mictam wrote:
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I'm assuming companies are like "linkshells" maybe just on a smaller scale?


I remember reading an interview that said that linkshells would make a comeback, but Companies would be larger and formed for specific reasons. Instead of Dynamis Linkshells, they would be Dynamis Companies, and linkshells would just be a way for groups of friends to chat.


This. They have stated that Linkshells will be in FF XIV, but they will also have higher linkshells called companies.

Quote:
Q. Do you intend to have things like guilds and guild banks for people to share?

A. For FFXI there was Linkshells and for FFXIV we will have Linkshells as well along with something like a higher level Linkshell system called a Company. In this Company, things you do will affect things you own in the game. Also, larger Companies will be able to have something like a community website that is more personallized that will display stats. There will be more information about this Company later on in development.


http://www.ffxivcore.com/


Nice, thanks for the link...must have missed question.
#10 Jun 17 2010 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
Yogtheterrible wrote:
Tenfooterten wrote:
Mictam wrote:
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I'm assuming companies are like "linkshells" maybe just on a smaller scale?


I remember reading an interview that said that linkshells would make a comeback, but Companies would be larger and formed for specific reasons. Instead of Dynamis Linkshells, they would be Dynamis Companies, and linkshells would just be a way for groups of friends to chat.


This. They have stated that Linkshells will be in FF XIV, but they will also have higher linkshells called companies.

Quote:
Q. Do you intend to have things like guilds and guild banks for people to share?

A. For FFXI there was Linkshells and for FFXIV we will have Linkshells as well along with something like a higher level Linkshell system called a Company. In this Company, things you do will affect things you own in the game. Also, larger Companies will be able to have something like a community website that is more personallized that will display stats. There will be more information about this Company later on in development.


http://www.ffxivcore.com/


Nice, thanks for the link...must have missed question.


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